Kelly Ann Woods (aka The Boozewitch) has been a mixologist for over 15 years. Join her in the Squamish GSpot Tasting Lounge every FRIDAY AND SATURDAY night for craft cocktails made with locally sourced ingredients.
Caliente Moscow Mule – $9
Gastown Shine Vodka – Ginger Beer- Lime – Chili Lime Shrub
Drink that put Smirnoff on the map, with our own little twist.
Tamarind Martini – $10
Tamarind infused Gastown Shine – Lemon – Simple Syrup – Tajine Rim
Yum! From my days at La Mezcaleria. Fresh, fruity, tangy.
Mexican Mango Mamba – $13
Aphro – Pierde Almas Mezal – Mango Juice – Cardamom Syrup
Complex, fruit forward, smoky with a kick. Another Gillespie`s Boozewitch Original.
Gin Basil Smash – $11
Sin Gin – Cherry Tomatoes – Basil – Lemon – Soda
A twist on a mojito. Savoury yet slightly sweet. Balanced and refreshing.
Kalamansi Sour – $11
Sin Gin – Frostbites Kalamansi Syrup – Lemon – Simple Syrup – Egg White -Kumquat
An original. Refreshing and smooth.
Last Word – $13
Sin Gin – Chartreuese – Maraschino – Lime Juice – Simple Syrup
Prohibition era cocktail from the Detroit Athletic Club. My favourite drink. It really is the Last Word. Worth every penny.
Banana Boat – $13
V-Twin – Single Malt – Drambuie – Banana Yogurt – Housemade Black Pepper Syrup
Try something new! You will not be disappointed.
Lady Grey Sour – $11
Sin Gin infused with Lucas Earl Grey – Lemon – Egg White – Simple Syrup
I love sours. Don`t be put off by the egg white. This is a really tasty cocktail.
Gigi – $11
Gastown Shine – Cassis – Coconut Rum – Cointreau – Pineapple
A throwback from the mid-nineties. Named after its designer- a man named Gigi.
Negroni – $11
Sin Gin – Campari – Red Vermouth
The drink`s origins are unknown, but it is widely reported that it was first mixed in Florence in 1919.
Agave at Brunch– $12
Lemoncello – el Jimador silver – Berry Puree – Lime – Serrano Syrup
Gillespie’s Original. Showing our love for Mexico. No walls!
The Vancouver Cocktail -$12
Sin Gin – Drambuie – Sweet Vermouth – Orange Bitters – Smoked
Whiskey drinker? Try this out — won’t let you down!
Pineapple Express – $12
Aphro Chili Chocolate Elixir – Amaro – Cointreau – Lime – Mint – Pineapple
It’s all in the name. Sweet, smooth, fresh with a kick. Pineapple Express…
South Side – $11
Gin – Lime –Mint – Simple Syrup
This vintage cocktail originated from New York’s Twenty-One Club. A long version of this drink is said to have come from the south side of Chicago during prohibition and drunk by South side mobsters.
Pineapple Sour – $11
Sin Gin – Lemoncello – Pineapple Juice – Lemon
Egg White – Pineapple Tamarind Shrub
Voted guests favourite of the @barhoppa weekly additions.
Aviation – $12
Gin – Maraschino – Crème de Violette – Lemon
One of the early 20th century “gateway cocktails” that turns gin haters into lovers…
Do you dare?
Tarragon Collins – $11
Gin – Lemon – Tarragon Simple Syrup – Soda
A twist on this cool, refreshing classic.
Peach Lavender Bourbon Sour – $12
Bourbon – Lemon – Egg White – Simple syrup – Boozewitch Peach Lavender Shru
This drink is what our Boozewitch Peach Lavender Shrub was made for.
Greyhound – $10
Vtwin Vodka – Fresh Grapefruit Juice
Looking for something simple? A classic made fresh.
Vieux Carre – $14
Rye – Cognac – Sweet Vermouth – Benedictine – Peychaud’s Bitters
Named for the French Quarter in New Orleans (a.k.a. the Vieux Carré), this sophisticated, spirits-driven cocktail is a lot like the Big Easy itself: a fun and potent blend of diverse elements.
Boulevardier – $13
Negroni’s cousin made with Bourbon.
We can smoke this one too for 1$.
Rob Roy – $12
Scotch – Sweet Vermouth – Angostura – Maraschino Cherry
The Rob Roy is a blend of Scotch and vermouth sharpened by a dash of angostura bitters. It’s named for Robert Roy MacGregor, Scotland’s very own Robin Hood. This distillery is half owned by a Scotsman. His wife owns the better half (insert smiley face).
Blood and Sand – $12
Scotch – Sweet Vermouth – Cherry Heering – Orange Juice
Sand is a classic scotch-based cocktail that has withstood the test of time. The recipe first appeared in 1930 in The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock and has become a mainstay on bar menus ever since.
Mary Pickford – $12
White Rum – Maraschino – Pineapple Juice – House made Grenadine
Named for Canadian-American film actress Mary Pickford(1892–1979), it is said to have been created for her in the 1920s by either Eddie Woelke or Fred Kaufmann at the Hotel Nacional de Cuba on a trip she took to Havana with Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks.
Twelve Mile Limit – $13
White rum – Rye Whiskey – Brandy – House made Grenadine – Lemon
The earlier cocktail, the 3 Mile Limit, was invented by “Chips” Brighton at Harry’s New York Bar in Paris and printed in 1927 in Harry McElhone’s book, Barflies and Cocktails.
Zombie – $13
Overproof of White Rum – Dark Rum – Orange Curacao – Lemon – Passionfruit – Grenadine – Angostura
It first appeared in late 1934, invented by Donn Beach of Hollywood’s Don the Beachcomber restaurant. It was popularized soon afterwards at the 1939 New York
Gin Cobbler – $12
Gin – Cherry Heering – Lemon – Pineapple – Orange
Even better than the dessert, this category of cocktails hails from the 19th century.
Strawberry Fields – $11
Sin Gin – Housemade Strawberry Syrup – Lillet – Fino Sherry – Angostura Bitters –Aged Balsamic Vinegar
A Gillespie`s Boozewitch original. Complex and tasty.
White Tiger – $12
Gastown Shine – Coconut Milk – Lucas Cherry Rose Green – Housemade Apricot Syrup
Gillespie`s original. Tea cocktails are fun and tasty. Just like this one.
The Horny Russian – $11
Gastown Shine – Kahlua – Aphro – Burlesque Bitters
A house twist on the classic. More structure.
Agave at Brunch – $12
Lemoncello – el Jimador Silver – Berry Puree – Lime – Serrano Syrup
Gillespie`s original. Showing our love for Mexico. No walls!
Rosemary Gimlet – $12
Rosemary infused Sin Gin – Cointreau – Lime – Simple Syrup
The Keefer Bar in Vancouver makes a delicious version. Try it when you`re there and report back!
Martinez – $11
V-Twin Rye Vodka – Maraschino – Sweet Vermouth
A classic. Also a serious drink. Try it if you like Manhattans and Negronis. Dating all the way back to 1884.
Hotel Georgia – $11
Sin Gin- Egg White – Lemon – Housemade Orgeat – Nutmeg
Designed by my old friend Brad Stanton. Go see him sometime at Prohibition at Hotel Georgia. He is a wiz.
Gillespie’s Pimms Cup – $11
Sin Gin – Pimms – Cucumber – Lime – Ginger Beer – Orange – Brown Simple Syrup
The classic with a kicked up a smidge.
Smoky Gibson – $10
Sin Gin – White Vermouth – Mezcal Rinse – Pickled Onion
Attributed to Dana Gibson of The Player`s Club NYC 1908. A great twist on a classic gin martini. We add a little mezal to ours for a little je ne sais quoi.
Vesper – $11
Sin Gin – Gastown Shine – Lillet – Lemon Twist
Mentioned in Ian Flemming’s Casino Royale. This is a smooth, crisp martini cocktail.
Corpse Reviver – $12
Sin Gin – Cointreau – Lillet – Lemon – Simple Syrup- Absinthe Rinse
One of a series of Hair of the Dog cocktails. Pre-prohibition era
Elderflower Sour- $12
Sin Gin – Boozewitch Elderflower Elixir – Egg White – Lemon
Boozewitch Peach Lavender Shrub
House original made with all our products.
Clover Club – $11
Raspberry Gin – Egg White – Lemon – Housemade Grenadine
The Clover Club Cocktail is a drink that pre-dates Prohibition, and is named for the Philadelphia Men’s Club of the same name, which met in the Bellevue-Stratford hotel.
Singapore Sling – $13
Gin – Cherry Heering – Benedictine – Pineapple Juice – Lime Juice – Housemade Grenadine
The Singapore Sling was developed by Ngiam Tong Boon for the Raffles Hotel in Singapore in the early 1900’s.
It is a smooth, slow, sweet cocktail with a complex flavour.
Hemmingway Daquiri – $12
White Rum – Grapefruit – Lime – Maraschino
Ernest Hemingway is something of a legend in the cocktail world. He has written extensively about his travels and the various drinks he enjoyed around the world, and even had a fair few created for him, such as this one created at La Floridita bar in Havana, Cuba.
Penicillin – $12
Scotch – Ginger – Lemon – Honey
Originally created by New York bartender Sam Ross, the Penicillin Cocktail takes the warming, soothing flavors of honey, lemon juice and fresh ginger, and fortifies them with a good dose of scotch whisky.
Dark and Stormy – $11
Dark Rum – Lime Juice – Ginger Beer
Gosling Brothers claims that the drink was invented in Bermuda just after World War I. We use Havana Club 7 year old. Please don’t tell the Goslings!
Manhattan – $12
A popular history suggests that the drink originated at the Manhattan Club in New York City in the early 1870s, where it was invented by Dr. Iain Marshall for a banquet hosted by Jennie Jerome (Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston) in honor of presidential candidate Samuel J. Tilden.
Ramos Gin Fizz – $13
Gin – Orange Blossom Water – Egg White – Cream – Lemon – Lime – Simple Syrup – Soda
Henry C. Ramos invented the Ramos gin fizz in 1888 at his bar, the Imperial Cabinet Saloon on Gravier Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. It was originally called a “New Orleans fizz”, and is one of the city’s most famous cocktails.
Scofflaw – $12
Rye- White Vermouth – Lime – Grenadine – Orange Bitters
Named after the term given to those who clandestinely sipped spirits throughout Prohibition, the Scofflaw debuted in 1924 at Harry’s Bar in Paris.
Brandy Crusta – $13
Brandy – Cointreau – Lemon – Angostura
Originally emerging in the 1850s in the French Quarter, New Orleans, by one Joseph Santini at a bar called Jewel of the South, this was arguably the first cocktail to use citrus, thereby arguably creating a new category of drinks: sours. In turn, it can be said to be the grandfather of the Sidecar.
Sazerac – $13
Rye Whiskey – Peychaud’s – Angostura – Absinthe – Lemon
By 1850, the Sazerac Cocktail, made with Sazerac French brandy and Peychaud’s Bitters, was immensely popular, and became the first “branded” cocktail. In 1873, the recipe for the Sazerac Cocktail was altered to replace the French brandy with American Rye whiskey, and a dash of absinthe was added.
Margarita – $12
Silver Tequila – Cointreau – Lime – Simple Syrup – Salted Rim
One of the earliest stories is of the margarita being invented in 1938 by Carlos “Danny” Herrera at his restaurant Rancho La Gloria, halfway between Tijuana and Rosarito, Mexico, created for customer and former Ziegfeld dancer Marjorie King, who was allergic to many spirits, but not to tequila.
Mai Tai – $13
White Rum – Lime Juice – Orange Curacao – Orgeat Syrup – Dark Rum
Victor J. Bergeron claimed to have invented the Mai Tai in 1944 at his restaurant, Trader Vic’s, in Oakland, California. Trader Vic’s rival, Don the Beachcomber, claimed to have created it in 1933 at his then-new bar named for himself (later a famous restaurant) in Hollywood.